The former player of the Syrian national football team and the president of Al-Wehda club Maher Al-Sayed achieved an unprecedented achievement for the Syrian sport by entering the Hundred Club at the international level, after the International Sports Statistics Institution verified that he had played 108 international matches from 1998 until 2013.
And the International Football Statistics Statistics Foundation announced on its global website the entry of Mr. Hundred Club, indicating that he had started his international matches with the Syrian national team against Lebanon in the UAE Friendship Tournament, which ended in a 3-3 draw on October 17 1998 and ended his participation with The team faced Iraq and its result ended with a 2-1 victory for Iraq in Baghdad on the 26th of March 2013.
The Foundation indicated that Al-Sayed is the third historic scorer for the national team with 29 goals after Firas Al-Khatib, 36 goals, and Raja Rafeh 32 goals, explaining that Al-Sayed played ten matches with the national team that did not take the international status and scored three goals during the 2006 Asian Games in Qatar.
In a statement to SANA, Al-Sayed stated that this achievement is for the Syrian sport in general and the football game in particular, indicating that he is proud to have ranked 321 out of 525 international players who have played 100 international matches and more, pointing out at the same time that this achievement constitutes an important catalyst for all young players. In the Unity Club and other clubs who participate with our national teams to make more and glory to enter the Club of Hundred.
Regarding the achievement of his team in the Republic Cup championship and winning its title recently, Al-Sayed stated that the cup title is one of the most expensive titles and came through the efforts of all coaches, players and management, pointing out that this achievement will allow his team to participate in the AFC Cup championship alongside the league champion Tishreen team, stressing at the same time that His team will be a difficult figure in the tournament and the ambition to win an Asian title will be added to the club's coffers.
Al-Sayed revealed that the club’s strategy since taking over the presidency depends on building age rules and relying on the club’s children to reach the top in various games, as well as working collectively, which facilitates the construction process to reduce time and reap the benefits locally and abroad.
It is noteworthy that Al-Sayed was born in Damascus in 1979 and he is the top scorer for Al-Wehda team with 76
goals, and he scored with him the league championship twice 2004 and 2014 and with the Army the league championship
3 times and the cup championship once and the best player twice in the Arab Champions League and scored goals in all Asian and Arab tournaments with the teams he played The unit, the army, the police, and the national team represented the youth, the Olympic and men from 1998 until 2013, the date of his international retirement.